Waterproofing of the roof of the garage: the materials and methods of execution

By Admin | Garden And Buildings / Garage
25 April 2016

During the construction of the garage, special attention should be paid to the roof, in particular, its waterproofing.This is due to the fact that the roof is a structural element of the structure, which protects the contents from the garage and other atmospheric influences.Competent waterproofing of the roof of the garage is a kind of guarantor of its longevity and integrity.Of particular importance to protect the roof from moisture has, if it is insulated, as against water insulation material is destroyed in a rather short period of time.To ensure proper protection of your garage is not too difficult - just pick up a high-quality waterproofing materials.


Basic requirements for waterproofing↑

To waterproofing garage roof to fully perform its function, it must be characterized by a number of desirable pro

perties.They accepted to:

  • elasticity.If the waterproofing layer will not differ necessary degree of flexibility, then the elastic deformation may cause it to fracture.Often, this occurs even at low loads, so the elasticity of the waterproofing - a prerequisite of its devices.
  • resistance to moisture.For waterproofing mothers should be good to hold water vapor and water immediately.
  • thermal insulation of the.This feature allows the waterproofing layer to maintain a certain temperature in the garage, and it helps to preserve heat.
  • strength.The material must withstand external loads of different character and resist deformation processes.
Waterproofing of a garage roof
garage roof waterproofing protection from atmospheric moisture construction and building materials, increase strength

Today, manufacturers offer a huge amount of material for waterproofing roof of the garage, but not all of them have the necessary set of properties.

That's why the choice of waterproofing should be taken responsibly.Experts recommend to opt for the two most optimal variants: special polymer membranes and mastics.

roof membrane systems ↑

Membrane waterproofing sheet - a material having a thickness of about 1-2 mm and consisting of several layers of tightly fastened.Typically, the web may reach a length of 60 m, and the width varies from 1-15 meters.

exploit a waterproof coating can fairly wide range of temperatures, so it is not feared outside thermometer -60 ° C and +120° C.In addition, the membrane is resistant to UV rays and is a durable material, which does not require repair about 50 years.

The membrane for waterproofing
Lay a waterproofing membrane strips overlapped, the joints are welded

polymer membrane waterproofing different diffusion properties that prevents the accumulation of unwanted moisture underneath.Of particular note is the fact that the installation of waterproofing can be carried out as at negative temperatures of air and moisture in the ground.

So waterproofing membrane perfectly solves the two main problems: the outside is moisture and prevents the accumulation of vapor inside the garage.

Stacking waterproofing membrane ↑

Its styling is not difficult: waterproofing of the roof of the garage with his hands fulfilled only subject to certain conditions.Thus, require ventilation gaps.In most cases, this distance is about 2.5 cm between the roofing material and the membrane.If there is insulation distance is increased to 5 cm.

Laying the membrane is carried out quite freely, avoiding tension.This will prevent damage from various types of impacts.It is placed

waterproofing material strips overlap.Manufacturers membrane trying to maximize ease of installation, so the joints designated by a dotted line.Bonding webs by using a waterproof adhesive tape.To advance the production of carcass waterproofing material is fastened with iron cramps by applying staple gun.

polymer waterproofing mastic ↑

Dimensions waterproofing membranes allow you to use them to protect from moisture sufficiently large area of ​​roofs.However, if your garage is no different impressive dimensions, the waterproofing of the roof it is possible to use the polymer mastic compositions.Mastics meet all the requirements for high-quality waterproofing materials.

Thus, liquid polymeric compositions can readily be applied directly on the roof of a garage.This process is carried out using a special roller.Consistency allows the mastic to cover the roof of a wide variety of designs, regardless of shape and material.Mastic is perfect for waterproofing concrete, metal and wooden roofs.

strength mastic waterproofing has already become a legend.However, not a myth.Featuring excellent strength characteristics, the liquid polymer waterproofing is able to serve more than a decade, and requires virtually no maintenance.Obviously, this can significantly reduce the cost of its operation and maintenance.Additional protection garage roof ensures that when applying mastic joints are not formed.Accordingly, the "risk area" on the surface of the roof missing.

It would seem, how can withstand the thin film formed after applying putty roller, all weather phenomena and bright sunlight?However, practice shows that the liquid waterproofing agent is a reliable, resistant to weathering.

qualitative composition of mastic can save her their performance properties, in particular elasticity, even in the most severe climatic conditions, with low temperatures in winter.In this hot summer sun and it has no negative effect: the protective film does not melt or deform.

not afraid mastic waterproofing and different degrees of vibration (which is especially important when constructing a garage), exposure to chemicals: gasoline, alkalis, acids, oils.

application of mastic on the roof surface ↑

mastic application can be carried out using a special spray paint brush or conventional roller.Using the brush is most advisable in the joints and corners.

The formation of the protective film is as follows: after application of the composition on exposure to air vulcanization occurs waterproofing layer.The result is a durable coating that resembles rubber, which has excellent performance.

Waterproofing sealant for the roof of the garage
polymeric mastic, on the composition and structure of the rubber-like, it is convenient to handle difficult sections of the roof

applied waterproofing mastic in two layers, allowing you to successfully cover existing on the surface of the roof of the garage small cracks.This technology helps to reduce the cash costs of additional processing of the roof.Furthermore, use can be waterproof mastic and the presence of other minor defects.

Experts recommend combining these two kinds of waterproofing of the roof of the garage.For example, a flat surface is convenient to cover waterproofing membrane, and remote places and joints to handle liquid polymer mastic.

polymer waterproofing on the roof of a garage may also be applied by spraying:

Thus, the roof of the garage protection from the damaging effects of moisture and other external influences is carried out quite easily and simply.The use of modern polymeric waterproofing materials, which replaced the asphalt roll analogs, provides a robust and water-resistant surface of the roof.It will last for many years, to the delight of the owners.